The Power of Habit

  • Par Charles Duhigg
  • Lu par Mike Chamberlain
  • 10 h 56 min
  • Version intégrale | Livre audio

Résumé de l'éditeur

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation. Along the way we learn why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. We visit laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work and where, exactly, they reside in our brains. We discover how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. We go inside Procter & Gamble, Target superstores, Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, NFL locker rooms, and the nation's largest hospitals and see how implementing so-called keystone habits can earn billions and mean the difference between failure and success, life and death.
At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren't destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.


La voix des critiques

"It’s a fascinating insight into making and breaking habits and offers practical advice, funny stories and critical thinking." ( Press Association)
“In his book The Power Of Habit Charles Duhigg approaches the subject of what habits are and how we can ultimately change them. Written in an engaging style, with just the right balance of scientific fact and actual examples…” ( The Book Garden Blog)


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Contenu assez inégal dans la durée

La première moitié du livre est très bien avec l'identification d'une habitude, son mécanisme , comment la déconstruire ou la mettre en place.
La seconde moitié parle davantage de fait de société, de jeu et autres éléments pour étayer le fonctionnement de l'homme par ses habitudes mais les descriptions des situations sont trop longues et ne laissent pas de place aux explications neuro scientifiques .
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- Laurent Bouchou

A bit forced

Duhigg has an idea - that habit is an important force in our lives and that we can change our habits with effort - and he has a lot of interesting stories - about Paul Ryan and Alcoa, Starbucks, compulsive gambling, sleepwalking - and he spends the book trying to put them into a coherent theory. For me this doesn't quite work, but I found the book quite entertaining anyway.
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- Judy Corstjens

Détails du livre audio

  • Date de publication : 05-04-2012
  • Éditeur : Random House AudioBooks